Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeat Kenai River in regular season finale

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This year the honor for top NAHL team in the Last Frontier once again belonged to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.
The Dogs defeated their lone in-state rivals, the Kenai River Brown Bears, by a score of 3-0.

After a scoreless first period, the Ice Dogs scored two goals in the second period to give themselves plenty of breathing room heading into the third.
That 2-0 score remained the same for much of the final frame, until Fairbanks' own Trenton Woods tickled the twine on an empty-netter to put Kenai River away.
Parker Brown and Matt Koethe registered the other two goals for the Dogs while goaltender Mattias Sholl earned a shutout.
Sholl stopped all 24 shots fired his way to secure the win in 60 minutes of work.
The Dogs will finish the regular season at 37-16-3-4 and as the Midwest Division Champions.
They also won this year's 12-game rivalry series against Kenai River 9 games to 2.
They will return to the Big Dipper Ice Arena to host playoff hockey on April 12th.
Their opponents will be the Janesville Jets, who finished fourth in the Midwest.